If you love your jewellery, particularly if it has sentimental value, you won’t want to leave it at home when you’re traveling – you’ll want to have it with you if you can. However, when you’re in a strange country, and you’re with strangers – as is often the case when you’re traveling – and especially when you’re moving from place to place a lot, there is a chance that your jewellery could get lost. With that in mind, here are some great ways to keep your jewellery safe when traveling so you can have a great time and not have to worry.
Insure Your Jewellery
Although this first point won’t help you if you do lose your jewellery when you’re traveling, it will help you replace it or gain some compensation should it disappear. Hopefully, you’ll never have to use this insurance, but it’s far better to have it and not need it than need it and not have it.
Remember, though, just because you have insurance doesn’t mean you can be less conscientious about taking care of your jewellery. From yellow gold engagement rings to silver necklaces and much more, you must always do your best to protect your belongings. If you’re not careful with it, then even with insurance, you might find you’re unable to make a claim due to negligence.
Think Carefully About When to Wear Your Jewellery
There will be times when, if you wear your jewellery, there is a much higher chance that it could do missing or be damaged than others. For example, if you’re swimming in the sea (or even in a pool), hiking, rock climbing, or doing anything adventurous outdoors, it is much more likely that an accident will happen, and you will lose your jewellery.
Think carefully about when you should wear your jewellery and when it could be better to leave it in the safe in your hotel room. If you’re traveling on a budget and don’t plan on staying in hotels – perhaps you’ll use hostels or even go camping instead – then it might be better to simply leave your jewellery at home. No matter how much you love wearing it, at least it will be safe there.
Of course, getting to your destination needs to be considered just as much as being there when it comes to the safety and security of your jewellery. Assuming you’re not wearing it, then you should pack it in your carry on luggage rather than in your hold luggage. In this way, you can keep an eye on it and ensure that it is safe at all times.
Not only could your hold luggage be a potential target for thieves, but it can also get lost. There are many occasions when a bag has been loaded onto the wrong aircraft or not loaded at all. In that case, you would potentially be without your jewelry for some time, and it might never be found. The best option is to keep it with you and ensure that you know where it is.